Sofa.com CEO backs Mayor’s cycling plans

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Sofa.com CEO Gareth Williams announced today his organisations’s strong support for the Mayor’s plans for segregated cycling provision in the heart of London.

“As CEO of sofa.com, I am proud of the growth of our business in London and the employment we have created in this wonderful city.

Whilst we’re based in Chelsea we attract employees from all over the city and, as with many businesses, a growing number of them cycle to work. An even larger proportion of the team would cycle to the office if they felt comfortable and safe on the roads.

We value employee satisfaction, health and freedom and that’s why we heartily endorse the plans outlined by TfL to create new segregated routes through the heart of the city. Both the proposed north–south and east–west routes will help us attract and retain the employees our business needs to continue to thrive. These plans are good for business, for London and for all Londoners whether they cycle or not.

We believe the proposals will make London a more attractive place to build a business, to work and to conduct business. We also note strong evidence from cities around the world that more cycling increases spending in local retail businesses and lowers air pollution levels.

We support the plans and hope they they can be delivered as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Gareth Williams

CEO | sofa.com